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Al-Shabab Names New Leader

Al-Shabab Names New Leader

Al-Shabab, a Somali based terrorist organisation has named Ahmed Umar as its new leader. Appointment of the new leader also known as Abu Ubaidah, was disclosed in an online statement issued by the group with a promise to launch a reprisal attack against the killing of their previous leader, Abdi Godane who was killed alongside

Al-shabab leader killed in US strike

The United States government, on Friday, confirmed the killing of Ahmed Abdi Godane, leader of the Somali Islamist group, al-Shabab in an attack carried out on Monday, September 1, 2014. According to Pentagon’s report, Godane was killed in a US attack of a convoy in which he was traveling. “Removing Godane from the battlefield is

NANS Honours President Jonathan as GCNS

The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, on Friday  honoured President Goodluck Jonathan as the Grand Commander of Nigerian Students, GCNS. The students’ association conferred the title on President Jonathan during a courtesy visit to the presidential villa, Abuja. At the event, Yinka Gbadebo, NANS President presented the plaque of honour to the president after

Northern Youths Demand Sack of Governor Lamido

Northern Youth Forum, NYF a social-political group has called on the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to remove Sule Lamido, Jigawa State governor for condemning the Northwest leaders of the party over their endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan for re-election in 2015. The PDP’s Northwest zone had met in Kaduna State last Saturday and pledged their

US urge Nigeria to Help Other West African Countries tackle Ebola Outbreak

The United States government has implored Nigerian Government to send assistance to the three other countries in the West African sub-region that are affected by the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak. The Secretary of State on African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, who stated this in an interview with journalists on Thursday during a courtesy visit to the

Davido, Mavin Stars, Others Nominated For Channel O Awards

Channel O, the frontrunner of African music video platform, has announced the nominees for the 2014 edition of the Channel O Music Video Awards. Leading with the most nominations this year is Nigeria’s David Adeleke, otherwise known as Davido and South African Hip Hop star Cassper Nyovest with five nominations each. Davido garnered 4 nominations

Joan Rivers dies at 81

Joan Rivers, a comedian, who was best known for poking holes in the facade of celebrities and celebrity culture is dead. She died on Thursday, September 4, at the age of 81, after spending days in a medically induced coma. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Melissa Rivers, Joan’s daughter. According to her,

Tanker Drivers Threaten Strike Action

Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has threatened to embark on a strike action if the Eleme Junction Road leading to the Port Harcourt Refinery, Rivers State, is not repaired. Salimon Oladiti, National President of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers on September 3 in Lagos said that some